Come up the tower!

The Rees Carillon and Tower is available for tours. Come and see the carillon, a very unique instrument consisting of 67 cast bronze bells range in weight from 22 pounds to 7½ tons with a total bell weight of ~85,000 pounds. It currently ranks as the fifth largest in the world. You get a chance to touch, admire and take pictures with the largest bell in the tower. The 12-story carillon tower with its observation decks, offers spectacular views of Washington Park and Springfield from the city’s highest point of elevation.Enjoy an "insider's view" of this extraordinary architectural landmark and rare musical instrument.

Allow 30 minutes for the tour.

Tour Schedule

Summer Schedule
May 1, through September 30

  • Wednesday    3 - 6 PM
  • Saturday         Noon - 6 PM
    (no tour at 2 PM during the concert)
  • Sunday           Noon - 6 PM
    (no tour at 2 PM during the concert)

Winter Schedule
October 1, through April 30

Tours by appointment only. Advance notice required.

Tour Admission Fees

Adults (16 and above): $4.00
Children (5 through 15): $3.00